Downtown Women's Center Seeking Employment Opportunities
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Downtown Women’s Center
NEEDs your CONNECTIONS!
The Downtown’s Women’s Center has 252 women that have graduated from their workforce development program. They have a wishlist of companies they would like to get contact with and maybe you know someone who knows someone! ✨
See the wishlist below of the companies they would like introductions to. Also, browse the skillsets and perhaps you’ll come up with ideas of other companies they could partner with! For example, they have women who are trained baristas, do you know someone who works at Starbucks Corporate? Have a friend who could use a transcriber? We want to know!
We met some of these women at their last Candle Making Workshop and it reminded us that these women are just as hard working as anyone else.
🎁 Company Wishlist
Check your Linkedin! Who knows, someone at one of these companies could have gone to high school with you. 😉
Good Samaritan Hospital
Help Mates (clerical warehouse)
AT&T (Cerritos location)
Consumer Law Firm (Studio City)
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Have ideas for other job placements?
Skillsets the women from Downtown Women’s Center specialize:
Warehousing experience and manual labor tasks
Preferably in DTLA
Looking for FT/PT/On the Job training —
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Breaking the Cycles of Unemployment and Homelessness With Workforce Development
For women who are formerly or currently homeless, barriers to employment can range from physical disabilities and mental health obstacles, to a lack of formal work experience or long bouts of unemployment after job loss, to the stigmatization individuals experiencing homelessness face on a daily basis.
Meaningful and sustainable employment is the key to creating and maintaining housing stability.
Connecting women experiencing or at-risk of homelessness with job training and placement programs is critical to ensure they have the tools they need for long-term stability and success.
ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN WOMEN’S CENTER
The Downtown Women’s Center workforce development department orientates approximately 60 plus women quarterly through weekly orientations. These orientations are used to educate and foster women in workplace practices such as inter-employee communication skills, how to These women are seeking Full Time / Part Time employment, transitional employment (Social Enterprise) or on the job training opportunities. This equates to 252 women, a year seeking support with employment through the department. Social Enterprise hires 10% of the pool of participants requiring an alternative pathway to employment for 90% of those seeking employment.
The Downtown Women’s Center helps these women develop critical employment skills such as typing, data-entry, customer service skills, and how to communicate effectively with their fellow team-members and managers.
Facts about homelessness:
In the City of Los Angeles, there are over 25,000 homeless, with over 10,000 living in Downtown LA. Of the total, over 6,000 of the homeless are veterans.
50% of the homeless population in Los Angeles are women and children fleeing domestic violence.
31% of the homeless population in Los Angeles are female.
50% of homeless women experience a major depressive episode after becoming homeless.
Homeless women have three times the normal rate of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Homeless women between 18 to 44 years old are 5 to 31 times more likely to die than women in the general population.
Up to 92% of homeless women have experienced severe sexual or physical assault at some point in their lives.
57% of homeless women cite sexual or domestic violence as the direct cause of their homelessness.